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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 10, 2007 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Jerry solos

when Garcia is on and playing "in the pocket' his playing displays more fluidity and he's nailing it, fully realizing, tapping and exploiting the harmonic and melodic potential in songs and jams and solo sections...my favorites are those ripping country electric bluegrass dead runs (huge double stops and big pickin bends)in a piping hot 'Big River' or 'Cumberland'...when he's just on doing the massive 'Truckin' turnaround/ coda is classic...or just rolling and bubbling in a great 'Eyes'...can't forget when he breaks out the washboard...

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jun 10, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Jerry solos

I love how his Solos usually have a distinct beginning, climax and conclusion. Sugaree (see 7-19-89) solos are a good example of that. He never came flying out of the gates with that song but he would hit a climax and just be spitting fire.
I love how articulate he is in the single note capacity, especially at articulating a melody (i.e. Brown Eyed Women, Cornell), he could hit the sweetest notes unlike any other "rock" guitarist.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 11, 2007 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Jerry solos

Hey Casp check out 4-5-89 for some of the tightest Jer and band playing you'll ever hear. Gets my vote for best aud. recordings that I can recall too. So don't be shy too download and crank it up there.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jun 11, 2007 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Jerry solos

will do, thanks